Widowspeak have released a new video for “Even True Love.” The duo, singer/songwriter Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas describe the track as “a soothing song that reckons with the existential truth that nothing lasts.” “Even True Love.” is off Widowspeak’s fifth release Plum, due out on August 28, via Captured Tracks. The album was co-produced by Sam Evian (Cass McCombs) and mixed by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey.
Widowspeak’s Molly Hamilton on “Even True Love:”
“Prior to writing ‘Even True Love’, I’d been sitting with some existential dread for the last year or so; honestly, sort of overwhelmed by the recognition that life is absurd and finite. The song itself is upbeat, kind of cruising. I was thinking about those youth-glorifying “yolo” type songs and that big mood, but also feeling like there’s so much more to it than that. Maybe because they only live once, humans tend to want to possess things: objects, success, money, experiences, people. True Love. Amassing the most and best of whatever while you can. But that never really landed with me; I think this one is more about being present with the unknown, letting things go a little more, trying not to hold on too tight.”
2. The Good Ones
5. Even True Love
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